On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, how would you rate your self-confidence? A few weeks ago, a client shared that something I said months ago when we started working with her, has stuck with her. I had replied “It all comes down to our confidence!” She shared that since then, she started asking herself “If I had more self-confidence, what would I choose?” For her, this mindset change has drastically improved her quality of life.
That might sound dramatic, but let it sink in for just a bit. She initially reached out to me because she feared speaking out, even at team meetings. Once we dug deeper and answered the “why?”, we realized it had little to do with the fear o’ the meeting, but everything with the self-chatter trying to convince her she wasn’t “good enough, smart enough, talented enough” for her voice to be worthy. Know what’s happened since that mindset has changed to “Of COURSE I’m good enough, intelligent enough, amazingly talented enough”? She’s earned a promotion, established boundaries, scooped up two freelance opportunities, and signed up for classes to follow her passion!
If you ranked your self-confidence lower than a 6.5, why? What would you do if it were rated higher? What will it take for you to understand that you ARE good enough, intelligent enough, and talented enough?